Home Made Holga Splitzer

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Sometimes you just have to make the most you can with what you’ve got. So here we go, creating a home made splitzer for the Holga, for control over those ever so lovely multi-exposures.

For this tip you will need:

  • Pencil/Pen/Sharpie [anything to write with]
  • Any kind of paper [the tougher the better]
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive Tape
  • and of course… your camera

Ok, so these are some detailed [but not strict] instructions on how I did my home made splitzer.

Step 1: Take your camera, put the lens against the paper and draw a circle around it, so that you can have a drawn circle of the approximate size of your camera lens.

Step 2: Take your scissors and cut the circle you just drew by the inside [because you want your circle to be slightly smaller than your lens so it can fit in it]. Hopefully your circle cutting skills will be better than mine. _

Step 3: Fold that circle you’ve just cut in half

Step 4: Take some pieces of adhesive tape [either transparent or duct tape] and tape the half circle to the one side of your lens you want to block in the multi-exposure.

Step 5 [optional]: I recommend sticking a piece of tape in half of the side you’re blocking on the lens so you can have an idea of what it is you’re capturing on the first exposure.

Step 6: Snap away. Then switch the half circle to the other side so you can have full control over what comes on each side of your multi-exposure. [You can also fold or cut the paper to different shapes for more than just half splits.]

Enjoy your new measured Holga multi-exposures.

written by reneg88 on 2010-07-03 #gear #tutorials #diy #splitzer #tips #multiple-exposure #tipster #holga #home-made #holga-135-bc

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12 Comments

  1. don_giovanni
    don_giovanni ·

    Ohh Yeah Babay!!

  2. paramir
    paramir ·

    simple, simple, great!

  3. naomac
    naomac ·

    something to try great idea.

  4. jeaa
    jeaa ·

    HAHAHAHA! will try this one!

  5. sophisee
    sophisee ·

    Awesome XD Does this technique work with the Diana F+ too?? :D

  6. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    @sophisee well the Diana F+ has a splitzer accessory, and due to the shape of the Diana F+ lenses I'm not entirely sure it would fit right, but I'm sure there can be a way of getting around it. nothing is impossible with paper and tape =)

  7. willrokson
    willrokson ·

    ha this is great, ill try this later :D

  8. kakikamera
    kakikamera ·

    do you have a tips to make diy splitzer for diana?

  9. bylcuenca
    bylcuenca ·

    could i use dark colored paper?

  10. eringreif
    eringreif ·

    Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing this. I'll definitely be trying it out :D

  11. a__beautifulsound
    a__beautifulsound ·

    Brilliant! I will be trying this :)

  12. lomosb
    lomosb ·

    did this today much quicker just used a box cutter and freehanded the 180 degree cut lol

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